Comment 52143

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted November 24, 2010 at 14:38:52


I think there's a big cultural problem in drivers - we're so used to seeing stop signs and stop lights that most drivers will not stop for a pedestrian at a crosswalk that has a no signage associated with it. Drivers are required to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks, but nobody does. The stop sign or traffic light or whatever shouldn't even be necessary, but we have a culture of entitlement for drivers that they are in charge unless something specifically tells them otherwise... well, it means that the only options are the ones that are expensive or cumbersome impediments like a push-button traffic light or a stop-sign.

I'm sure drivers would much rather simply stop if a pedestrian was coming rather than have a stop-sign they have to stop at every time, or have a push-button traffic light that is both expensive and longer than simply waiting for the pedestrian to finish crossing your half of the street. But because they don't, they need to have one of those other two mechanisms forced onto them.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2010-11-24 13:39:18

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